Industry and Professional Training
Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology

Heating and air-conditioning systems control the temperature, humidity, and the total air quality in residential, commercial, industrial, and other buildings. Refrigeration systems make it possible to store and transport food, medicine, and other perishable items. Heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers also called technicians install, maintain, and repair such systems. Because heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems often are referred to as HVACR systems; these workers also may be called HVACR technicians.

Heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems consist of many mechanical, electrical, and electronic components, such as motors, compressors, pumps, fans, ducts, pipes, thermostats, and switches. Technicians must be able to maintain, diagnose, and correct problems throughout the entire system. To do this, they adjust system controls to recommended settings and test the performance of the entire system using special tools and test equipment. Heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers work in homes, retail establishments, hospitals, office buildings, and factories—anywhere there is climate-control equipment.

This 9 month program runs from August through May. Those that successfully complete the program will be awarded a certificate of completion.


 Courses Offered

  • Fundamentals of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Refrigeration Principles
  • Electricity Principles
  • Residential Air Conditioning
  • A/C Control Principles
  •  Job Opportunities

    Majority worked for plumbing, heating, and air conditioning contractors. The remainder was employed in a variety of industries, reflecting a widespread dependence on climate-control systems. Some worked for fuel oil dealers, refrigeration and air-conditioning service and repair shops, schools, and stores that sell heating and air-conditioning systems.